Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 3:00 pm

Joss Whedon: Feminist?


Following the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon took quite a beating on Twitter and in the press for missing the mark with his characterization of Black Widow. But did he miss the mark? He claims that he has been held to a higher standard than others because of his stated feminism, but is that true? This panel is a chance to talk about the Black Widow controversy, but also the feminist aspects of Whedon's other works and his personal beliefs. Why have we held Joss Whedon up as a standard of feminism in Hollywood and SF/F? Is this problematic? Why or why not?

Hall: Newmarket Track: Pop Culture and Media Type: Panel